Friday, March 17, 2006

Living in a Third World Country?

I have visited third-world countries several times. Every time you go you don't expect to travel on smoothly paved roads. There won't be a trusted police officer for you to turn to in case of danger or problems. And if the lights flicker, you think nothing of it, it's just the normal state of affairs.

It's not just my imagination, but my electrical service has deteriorated ever since AEP acquired PSO. It is now routine for the lights to flicker at the slightest breeze or the first few drops of rain. That's not how it used to be. These things can effect appliances plugged into a socket. They can be damaged by power surges.

This may be what you expect in Mexico or Africa, but we should expect more in the USA!

1 comment:

Thomas said...

I dont know about a third world country most of the US is in really good shape. I recently drove down to Texas and the change from Oklahoma to Texas in the quality of the roads, the signs, and the up keep of the sides of the roads was drastic to say the least. Oklahoma being a third world state I can really agree to that!